NIGEL D. J. WILSON has over 25 years of experience advising on cross-border corporate and capital markets transactions. He serves as a trusted, senior adviser to global corporate clients and investment banks in complex, often strategically important, transactions.
Nigel advises on international debt and equity capital markets transactions, and has also represented clients on a number of U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions.
During his career, Nigel has spent time practicing at international law firms in London, New York (5 years), California (3 years) and Dublin. Nigel is qualified to practice law in England and Wales, New York and California.
Nigel has extensive experience representing clients in cross-border transactions across a broad range of industries, including technology, airlines, financial services, construction, and energy and mining. He also advises on novel industries, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, having recently advised UK cryptocurrency miner Argo Blockchain plc on its Nasdaq IPO and subsequent debt offering.
Legal 500 UK 2022 recently recognized Nigel for Capital Markets: Debt, with the guide reporting "Sidley Austin LLP is viewed by one client as "the standout UK debt capital markets practice - seamlessly integrating US and UK issues. They are extremely proactive, measured and thoughtful. They never over-lawyer, and always focus on the core commercial points to come up with sensible workable solutions." Another remarks that the firm is "exceptional in terms of understanding the client's needs"."